Ungimping the Gimp #3

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Well welcome to part four of this one-part series on The Gimp, one of the jewels of the open-source community and maybe the finest FOSS raster editor. Here is how I save a single-layer .JPG file in Adobe Photoshop after I open it, say to sharpen it:

  1. Go to File->Save, or optionally use the handy keyboard shortcut Ctrl+s.

Here is how I save a single-layer .JPG file in Gimp 2.7.1 after I open it, say to sharpen it:

  1. Go to File->Save, or optionally use the handy keyboard shortcut Ctrl+s.
  2. Why is is asking to save the file in .XCF format?
  3. “You can use this dialog to save to the GIMP XCF format. Use File→Export to export to other file formats.” Excuse me?
  4. Go to File->Export, or optionally use the handy keyboard shortcut Ctrl+e.

This behavior comes right back to my rant of mid-week: I rate my software by the amount of annoyances it has. Save/Save-as should simply save the file. Gimp subverts this standard completely by making simply saving the file a complicated multi-step process.

Sigh.

The Gimp acts the gimp


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Mark Grealish

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Galway, Ireland.



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